Out of the 7titles in the main series that I've played, this is my favorite Pokemon game of all time!
Pros: + - the music is wonderful - the game is super saturated and has good graphics when taking the publication date into account - there are lots of varied areas and cities to explore, and the majority of them have an interesting storytelling aspect to them too (in opposite to the recent games) - the minigames are AMAZING, easily the best multiplayer experience in any pokemon game, but also the best singleplayer minigames experience; with the Pokeathlon you have plenty of ways to spend time with pure entertainment, and there's also another small casino-type minigame that can be pretty addicting too and gives you the opportunity for great extra items etc! You also have your own little plant grower! just so amazing (and self sustaining hehe) If that wasnt enough you can also harvest fruits from special trees to get rare pokeballs craftet! to add to the not-necessary but added for the player fun, there are cute stickers you can collect for you pokemon to have a unique combat entrance! Just SO much effort in this game to give the players a fun experience that's seperate from the main story(*・∀・*)Ｖ. - your Pokemon walk openly behind you! easily one of the best and unique features in any Pokemon game. You can also interact with them and they will mostly react with different quirks which builds so much more of a connection!! sometimes, they will also give you little accessories, to dress them up in ANOTHER photo-minigame ✧✩ - The pokedex is great - you have a WHOLE new Map with a little story after defeating the Top4, so there are plenty of reasons to keep playing after the main goal!!
- Cons - the required grinding is sometimes extremely bothersome and repetitive, although that used to be the standard with (pkm) games back then, and it's still favorable over the completely non-challenging combat in today's pokemon games. That's honestly the only con worth mentioning, in my opinion‧͙⁺˚*･༓☾ ☽༓･*˚⁺‧͙
If you’re a Pokemon fanatic, the kind that has bought every last iteration Nintendo has released, then you’ve most likely already purchased either Heartgold/SoulSilver. However, if you’ve only dabbled in the series, it’s still highly recommended you give one of these two a try.
While it is, at its core, the same game that you've played many years ago, it still manages to feel new and the updated features bolster the original experience in a manner that never intrudes and only enhances. Put short, this is a lot of fun and something that a huge amount of DS owners should look into.
Meh. Overrated but that doesn't mean it was bad, just wasn't very good. Poor level curve is still present, dogsht story is still present, but the game does have incredible art and design, particularly Ecruteak City.
I'm a retrogamer (and an old person ) and i played this game for the first time in 2022 (Without trying the gb version back in the **** i don't feel nostalgia.
It's a classic game, simple (it was created for young players) fun to play on Nds and Ndsi that has fun minigames that takes advantage of Ds stylus.
Lots of contents, good strategy, tons of pokemon.
It has a certain enphasis on other player interaction because exchanging pokemon with other players to complete pokedex and level up monsters is reccomended for speed up story progression (but it isn't mandatory)
Multyplayer interactions in modern time is very limited and require some preparation for obvious reason (servers are down for example) .
it isn't aged **** suffer of a certain amount of grinding, backtracking, long travel distances and time day event that slow overall progression (and enjoyment) of the **** is a bit repetitive.
But considering it's age, is fun to try for "historical" purpose.
Besides the terrible level curve. It has the same bad distribution from the GS games and basically fixed nothing: every single problem is back, but with the ugly sprites from the dp games. The legendaries were shoving in at inconvenient places, ruining their original lore completely.
It's also highly expensive, in part due an add on app thats underused and you won't need, so I only recomend this game if you are a collector that want them all. Otherwise, stick to gsc.
Highly overrated. It's unfortunate to me to say it but it just doesn't stand the test of time: the charm, style, music and design of the original GSC games is completely absent, replaced by safe, boring music that's not even a fraction of how memorable the original was, generic sprites and an ugly overworld that doesnt make good use of what the ds could do. Worse: it has good aditions actually locked away through events that are now impossible to get, entire story bits no less that could have made the game better and more unique, not just event pokemon. The level scaling is also made worse than before despite the aditions its gen had.
I recommend Crystal instead for the better Johto experience unless you really want the pokewalker app (nowadays hard to get) or want to transfer your cyndaquil to newer games.
SummaryReturn to the beloved Johto region first introduced in the Pokémon Gold and Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system. Several new enhancements for the series, such as updated graphics and touch screen features, enrich these timeless adventures, and the new Pokéwalker accessory allows players to take their favorite Pokémon wi...